Rajasthan Royals opener Yashasvi Jaiswal became the joint second-fastest to enter the 1K-run club in the Indian Premier League. He also became the second youngest batter to score 1000 IPL runs. During the league match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Jaiswal smashed a maximum off a short delivery from Marco Jansen to get to the elite milestone in 34 innings. Former Chennai Super Kings batter Suresh Raina had also taken the same number of innings to breach the mark.
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Among Indians, only batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar and CSK star Ruturaj Gaikwad had entered the club faster in 31 innings. Additionally, Jaiswal, aged 21 years and 130 days, overtook Delhi Capitals’ Prithvi Shaw to become the second youngest to get to the 1000-run mark. DC’s Rishabh Pant, who has been ruled out of the ongoing season for an unfortunate incident, is the youngest (20 years, 218 days).
Jaiswal is also a contender for the IPL 2023 Orange Cap. He is second on the list with 477 runs after featuring in 11 games. Faf is 34 runs ahead of him after playing 10 games. Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 35 runs in just 18 deliveries and helped Rajasthan to a fiery start in the powerplay. Rajasthan Royals scored 214 runs after 20 overs and this is a must-win game for them to keep themselves safe in the table.